“He supports removal of firearms from people with mental illness.”

I think a psychologist should have to sign off on the “mentally ill” declaration, and the person who wants to buy weapons would have the right to challenge the decision in court.

“Red Flag laws, which allow people to request that police confiscate weapons belonging to family members or those close to them who may pose a threat to themselves or others.”

If police know from family tip-off or their own experience with the person that someone is a violent offender who has threatened to kill people, they should be allowed to confiscate their weapons immediately. Again, they can challenge it in court, but none of the recent School killers would have succeeded in doing so: they were red flags to everyone who knew them.

I understand your concerns that “It seems we had a past President who tried to have any military personnel who had ever gone to see a military shrink during the Middle East conflicts flagged as mentally ill and on the no buy list.” I’m guessing that was Obama: he also forced the Armed forces to allow any man who said he was “presenting as a woman” to be able to use the women’s showers and Toilets. He has form for crazy regulations. Trump took the view that if you have a dick, you are a man and use the men’s facilities.

You would have to make sure that the decision is in the hands of the local police and the courts, not with some Bureaucrats in DC.

Trump’s 5 suggestions make the most sense to me: they fix 95% of the problem, while leaving honest law-abiding folks free to own arms as the Second amendment intended.

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